Craig Whitlock has been a staff writer for The Washington Post since 1998. He is assigned to the Investigative Desk, where he specializes in national security, and is the author of the forthcoming book The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War (Simon & Schuster, September 2021). He has reported from more than 60 countries and covered the Pentagon beat from 2010 until 2016. Before that, he was a foreign correspondent and served as the Berlin bureau chief for six years. While overseas, Whitlock’s primary assignment was investigative reporting into terrorism networks and counterterrorism policy in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. He graduated from Duke University.